CD released: Apr 26, 2019
ABDICATION... FOR YOUR LOVE
Originally available solely as a promotional giveaway, Reigning Sound's Abdication... For Your Love will see wide digital and physical release for the first time ever on April 26 via Merge Records. When he was approached by Scion in 2011 to make an album for the music promotion arm of the car company, Reigning Sound frontman Greg Cartwright found himself unable to refuse-despite his band's tenuous existence at the time. Around the same time, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys had just moved to Nashville and was busy putting the final touches on a private studio. "Dan was eager to do some work in the new studio in preparation for an upcoming session with Dr. John, and he offered us some studio time as well as his production assistance. Unbelievable." writes Cartwright. A budget, a great studio, a talented producer. Now he just needed a band. "On a long shot, I phoned Brooklyn and made a Hail Mary pass to The Jay Vons-and they said yes. I called Scion and asked for three plane tickets and hotel rooms, and in a matter of hours, the band were on their way to Nashville. In two days, we cut five songs. I paired these five with three outtakes from the previous Reigning Sound LP Love and Curses," recounts Cartwright, adding, "The Greg + Jay Vons line-up of Reigning Sound continues to this day."